Tmesipteris Tannensis
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Tmesipteris Tannensis

Tmesipteris tannensis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Psilotales
Family: Psilotaceae
Genus: Tmesipteris
T. tannensis
Binomial name
Tmesipteris tannensis

Tmesipteris tannensis is a fern ally endemic to New Zealand. It is usually epiphytic on trees and tree ferns, but is occasionally terrestrial.[1][2]

An example of occurrence of T. tannensis within a tiered phytocoenosis is in Central Westland of South Island, New Zealand. These forests are the most extensive continuous podocarp/broadleaf forests in New Zealand. The overstory includes miro, rimu and mountain totara. The mid-story includes tree ferns such as Cyathea smithii and Dicksonia squarrosa, whilst the lowest tier and epiphytic associates include Asplenium polyodon, Astelia solandri and Blechnum discolor along with T. tannensis.[3]


  1. ^ P.J. Brownsey and J.C. Smith-Dodsworth. 1989. New Zealand Ferns and Allied Plants, Bateman, page 18
  2. ^ J. S. Yeates. The Nucleolus of Tmesipteris tannensis Proceedings of the Royal Society London. Ser. B. 98, 1925, 227-224.
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009


  • Robert J. Chinnock (1976). "The identification, typification and origin of Tmesipteris tannensis (Psilotaceae)". Taxon. Taxon, Vol. 25, No. 1. 25 (1): 115-121. doi:10.2307/1220418. JSTOR 1220418.
  • C. Michael Hogan. 2009. Crown Fern: Blechnum discolor,, ed. N. Stromberg

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